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  • Young Professionals Network

  • Announcing YP Week!

    June 24 to July 1

    We’re so excited to debut the YPN’s first-ever YP Week! With about one event a day, each specifically selected to target one of YPN’s areas of focus, there is something for everyone. We hope to see you at one—or all—of them! Stay tuned to our Facebook page and the YPN email as we finalize our last events for the week! We are working hard to bring you the best opportunities in networking, professional development and community exploration. Check out currently scheduled events below.

  • Why We Exist

    It is our belief that a community influenced by young professionals is a community that attracts and retains them. Core to the Young Professionals Network’s strategic agenda is the belief that the more informed, involved and networked young professionals are, the more influence they will have on the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo community.

    What is a Young Professional?

    We don’t define young professionals by an age. We define it as a mind set. We are a group of people who are interested in enhancing ourselves and the future of our community. We work hard, we like to socialize, we’re technologically savvy, and we make the change that we want to see in our lives, our businesses and our community.

    What to Expect

    Through the Young Professionals Network you will have the opportunity to meet people you would never otherwise have met, learn about businesses you never would have known about and participate in events that never would have existed. You will have access to numerous business training programs and learn about the happenings in the community that will have an impact on your life.

    The group is designed for, but not limited to, 21- to 35-year olds. You must be at least 21 to join the YPN. Yearly membership fees are $45 for employees of Chamber-member firms and $75 for employees of non-member firms. A varying activity fee will be charged at select Young Professionals Network events.


  • Upcoming YPN Events


  • One to Watch

    Each quarter, a YPN member is selected through a nomination process to highlight an up-and-coming professional in the business community. This award is granted quarterly to a Young Professional Network member who goes above and beyond to make a positive impact in their workplace, their community and with the YPN.

    We’re currently seeking applications and nominations for Ones to Watch! Recipients will be featured in our monthly Bridge newsletter, on our social media outlets, will be featured in Fargo INC! magazine, will receive a letter from Craig Whitney, a plaque and a complimentary ticket to a Business Training, Women Connect or Business After Hours event.

    Nominate a deserving young professional!

  • Meet the current One to Watch

    Celine Francisco, Wells Fargo Bank, Business Banking Credit and Relationship Program Analyst, and YPN Professional Development Chair

    Celine started her career with Wells Fargo in 2016 as a business banking intern and began a two-year Business Banking Credit and Relationship training program in 2017. Her current role is a combination of credit underwriting and relationship building. Celine feels that YPN is important because it offers exposure to new opportunities to develop and grow with an amazing community of young professionals. Celine is also involved with NDSU Business Connections and Coffee + Conversation. She is also excited to help with BIO Girls’ first annual gala, You Be You, this April. Celine enjoys living an active lifestyle and has running one for the Fargo Marathon events as one of her goals for 2019. Her favorite part of living in the FMWF community is the people. As a native of Duluth, the welcoming “Midwest nice” persona has been and always will be something she is proud to be a part of.

  • Corporate Cup

    At this event put on by the YPN, physical fitness and friendly competition are cornerstones for Chamber member businesses to go head-to-head in everything from kickball to cycling to tug-of-war in a fun combination of team-building and networking. The event is open to all employees and fitness levels.

    Learn more>>


  • Questions? Contact Alyssa Ralston at aralston@fmwfchamber.com or 218.359.0529.


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